Email Migration: Office 365 Tips For A Seamless Transition

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Migration of any sort is a big deal. However, when it comes to your company email database, ensuring a seamless transition is a must. Whether you take a stab at a little DIY or hire a professional, an Office 365 migration of email doesn’t have to be a painful and frustrating task.

Even more, your employees can import their own email, contacts, and other information to the Microsoft 365 account you create for them. However, before you jump into any type of migration, it’s always important to review all aspects and limits to ensure a seamless transition.


Office 365 migration from an Exchange Server.

In the instance of a migration from an on-premise Exchange Server environment, administrators will generally take over the task. Moving email, calendar, and contacts depend on a few variables. Here is a brief overview of three types of email migrations.


  • All at once migration

If you have fewer than 2,000 mailboxes and are migrating from Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010, or 2013, this may be the best solution.

  • Batched migration

This type of migration is intended for current users of Exchange 2003 or 2007 with more than 2,000 mailbox accounts.

  • Migration with an integrated Exchange Server

This gradual migration maintains on-premise and online mailboxes and is best if:

  • You have between 150 and 2,000 mailboxes
  • You have Exchange 2010 or 2013 and want to migrate in batches


Migration from another IMAP-enabled system

Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) can be used to migrate emails from Exchange, Gmail, Outlook, along with other email systems that support IMAP. However, when using this method, it’s important to note that only items in folders will carry over. Other things like contacts and calendars are not supported.


Working with a partner for migration.

Sometimes, none of the available options fit into an organization. If this is the case, it’s time to consider working with an outside professional source. At Converter Technologies, we’re experts in data risk management. Our professionals supply an innovative suite of solutions, including Office 365 migration.

For more information, contact Converter Technologies today and have confidence that your migration will be stress-free.